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Despite the decline, orders were still 85 percent higher than prior-year levels, FTR Associates and ACT Research reported.
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The North American Class 8 truck order backlog has risen to more than 126,000 units, a 55-month high.
Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEMs increased 32 percent over March.
Net orders for North American markets climbed to 38,200 units in April, a 158 percent increase from a year earlier, ACT Research said.
Net orders in March represented the largest monthly order intake since May 2006, ACT Research said.
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